NAVA DURGA

The Nine Manifestations of Durga Worshipped on Nine days of Navarathri

Each form is venerated each night

SHAILAPUTRI

Daughter of the mountain She is born as the daughter of the lord of the Himalayas after her form as Sati. Governing Planet: Moon

DAY 1

BRAHMACHARINI

God of Asceticism and Penance. She is the female equivalent of one who practices Brahmacharya Governing Planet: Mars

DAY 2

CHANDRAGHANTA

She adorns the moon and so the name She inspires courage Governing Planet: Venus

DAY 3

KUSHMANDA

Warmth She resided in the Sun and liberated its energy to the Universe. Governing Planet: Sun

DAY 4

SKANDAMATA

Mother of the God of war Skanda She is the Goddess of fire. Governing Planet: Mercury

DAY 5

KATYAYANI

Daughter of sage Katyayana She is known for her vengeance and victory over the demons. Governing Planet: Jupiter

DAY 6

KALARATRI

The most fiercest form who destroyed the demons Shumba and Nishumba She is the death of time. Governing Planet: Saturn

DAY 7

MAHAGOWRI

TThe Goddess of purity and cleanliness She is called so due to her extremely fair complexion Governing Planet: Rahu

DAY 8

SIDDHIDHATRI

The form of Adi Parashakthi She bestows powers to her devotees Governing Planet: Ketu

DAY 9

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